COMPETENCE and COMPASSION: Critical Qualities in Effective Supports for Individuals with Dementia


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009- Wednesday, October 21, 2009
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
Location: Online



Sponsored By

 AAIDD - AUCD - The Arc of the US - ANCOR - AAIDD Gerontology Division -   UIC RRTC on Aging & DD

No Registration Fees - You Pay Your Ordinary Telephone Charges


 Date:  Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time:  1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time

Moderator:  Doreen Croser, AAIDD Executive Director

Topic:  COMPETENCE and COMPASSION: Critical Qualities in Effective Supports for Individuals with Dementia

Speaker: Genny Pugh, MA, LPA, FAAIDD, Executive Director, Turning Point Services, Inc. 

Genny's experience includes team leadership in residential treatment centers, community programs, a faculty appointment at the Medical University of South Carolina, serving as Director at Black Mountain Neurobehavioral Treatment Center in NC, and currently, directing an organization providing home and community supports.  Her interests and experiences cross the lifespan from early childhood intervention to later life planning and supports.  She has personal experience in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Webinar Description:  Participants will review effects of Alzheimer's disease and identify the special support needs of those affected by dementia.  The presentation will explore practical approaches to creating environments, individual supports and relationships aimed at preserving functional skills and facilitating wellness and quality of life for those affected by dementia.

Target Audience: This presentation will be most helpful for individuals who are developing services and providing supports for individuals affected by dementia.  Practical suggestions and strategies will be valuable for direct support professionals, families and friends. 



3rd Wednesday of the Month

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Speaker:   Bill Gaventa, M.Div., Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Community & Congregational Supports, the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ


December 16thEnd of Life Through a Cultural Lens

Speaker:  Tawara Goode, PhD, Associate Director Georgetown UCEDD, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

******POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 21, 2009 at 1:00pm EST******


January 20th: Topic  Pending

Speaker:  Pending


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Speaker:  Michael Henderson, M.D. University of Rochester, Strong Medical Center



What's a webinar? A webinar is a live meeting that takes place over the web. Webinars consist of a PowerPoint presentation, with the speaker discussing the presentation just as he or she would at a conference presentation. During a webinar, however, the presentation is remote and the participants cannot see the speaker. Participants in different locations "login" to the meeting host (in this case, GoToWebinar) via their computers and watch the presentation on their screens. The audio portion of the meeting is via telephone on the conference call number provided in the registration confirmation. Some webinars are one-directional (meaning the attendees watch passively); others are more interactive, where attendees interact with the moderator, each other, and/or the documents being viewed. AAIDD webinars are all minimally interactive, giving participants a chance to ask questions of renowned presenters they may not have a chance to meet otherwise. Participants can use the webinar toolbox on their screen to type questions to the presenter. It is most helpful to participants to log in to the webinar and call into the conference line several minutes in advance of the start time, to ensure everything is working properly before the webinar begins.